Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-11-12 Thread Tom P
Hi, I think having the wiki as default page for the project makes a lot of sense, there is way more information on the Wiki at this point, and it's pretty well organized. Of course, a few key pages would need to be locked-down (or maybe not, I'm an optimist !!). And dynamic pages like the

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-11 Thread Curtis Olson
This discussion has branched out in a couple directions, but let me just share a couple of my own thoughts. 1. I've been playing around with wordpress for my own selfish purposes: http://www.flightgear.org/blogs/category/ I *really* like wordpress. It's slick, it's well done, it's well

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-11 Thread Martin Spott
Hi Curt, Curtis Olson wrote: 2. I've played a bit with drupal, and in comparison to wordpress, it feels much more adhoc and clunky, much less thought out, much more disorganized, much less intuitive, much harder to admin, and much harder to make it do what I want to do. Well, Drupal is

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-11 Thread Curtis Olson
On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Martin Spott wrote: Well, Drupal is primarily a website CMS whereas WordPress, to my understanding, is prominently meant to serve for blogs. This is all true, but wordpress does have some capabilities in the CMS arena too. Therefore it doesn't come by

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-11 Thread Peter Morgan
I knocked up this site with a templating engine, powered by NOREL on GAE, http://fg-www.appspot.com/ I also ported it to php5 to make everyone GPL happy ie not google, m$, oracle etc.. http://github.com/ac001/flightgear-php not online but same site powered by php5 http://fg-www.appspot.com/I

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-11 Thread Martin Spott
Martin Spott wrote: It's a little bit like buying a house when you're thinking about having four kids. even though we bought a nice house last autumn which might be suited to accommodate four children, the above sentence wasn't meant to be understood as a self-portrait ;-)

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Vivian Meazza
Gijs, This sounds like a worthwhile proposal. Why not set up the wiki page etc. so that we can compare and come up with an informed decision, rather than some pre-formed opinions. (4 FG Developers - 5 opinions. One will change their mind :-)) Vivian -Original Message- From:

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Torsten Dreyer
Am 10.10.10 12:06, schrieb Gijs de Rooy: Hi, last week, James dropped the idea of moving our website http://www.flightgear.org/ (partly) over to the wiki http://wiki.flightgear.org/. So far I have discussed this with a couple of people, all of which have different opinions. Therefore, I

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Heiko Schulz
Hi, I like this idea as well! A good and fantastic simulation project as FlightGear needs a better represantion on the web if we want to be as successfull as we are now.  The only thing I fear is: that it will be another useless discussion, without any resultat CheersHeiko still in work:

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Scott Hamilton
Yes I think there has been quite some discussion on a move to a more dynamic, with delegated administration style of website. I'd like to throw in WordPress as perhaps a better website content system than Wiki. Several open source projects have in the past used Wiki as a basis for a web

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Martin Spott
Gijs de Rooy wrote: - Less open system: for example, it will be harder to implement additional features (gallery's, search engines) etc. However, the alternative is a CMS system, which isn't much opener... I'm uncertain about how to read this final conclusion. Cheers, Martin. --

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Gijs de Rooy
Hey! Torsten wrote: From time to time, I notices some abuse by inserted spam into our wiki pages. Great care must be taken, our home page is locked for the everybody group. Of course. Additionally I will look for some more anti-spam measures that we could install at the wiki. The

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Martin Spott
Hi Gijs, Gijs de Rooy wrote: Question is: are there really (that many) features that we cannot install easily on a wiki/CMS? The most prominent item that comes into my mind is what is probably well-decribed as dynamic content (choose a better term, if you like). Being the technical maintainer

Re: [Flightgear-devel] FlightGear website on wiki

2010-10-10 Thread Gene Buckle
On Sun, 10 Oct 2010, Torsten Dreyer wrote: From time to time, I notices some abuse by inserted spam into our wiki pages. Great care must be taken, our home page is locked for the everybody group. If you're using the Wikimedia engine, you can install a plug-in that will require accounts to